5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9

Guide Price £4,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 180 acres
  • Includes arable farmland and woodland
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Summer house/shoot lodge
  • 3 cottages
  • Stabling
  • 20,000 sq ft of farm buildings
  • Equestrian facilities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant late Georgian Grade II* listed country house in an award winning rural setting.

Description

Accommodation:

Ulting Hall is set back from a quiet lane behind high hedgerows within which park fencing and electrically operated iron gates open to a gravel driveways that lead to a large gravel sweep to the north-west of the house.

A gate between deep shrub and herbaceous borders opens to a flagstone and brick pathway, flanked by level lawns and low box hedging, that leads to the front door.

The property presents colour washed rendered elevations relieved by wide sash windows, beneath red plain tiled roofs. Listed as being of Historical or Architectural Importance Grade II*, this manor house is thought to date from the 16th century or earlier with ‘later additions and alterations including fine late 18th century or early 19th century hall, staircase and study’. Documentary research attributes the ownership of the Manor itself to Hecen (1066), The Bainards, Fitzgilberts, Fitzwalters, De Ultings, Bourchiers and Parrs, to Thomas Heneage in 1626.

Many of the original features remain, especially in the Georgian part, with the hall containing five moulded modillions anthemion and palmette moulding to cornices and circular stairwell with sweeping staircase and wreathed hand rail. The galleried landing, which is supported by Tuscan columns with moulded capitals and bases, has a tall alcove and three carved and panelled doors with moulded surrounds to the circular walls and a dome with glazing bars and pointed stained glass finial.

The Granary that lies between the house and the Gardener’s cottage is also Listed Grade II in its own right. Thought to date from the 18th century, this timber framed and weather- boarded granary sits on brick columns, with stone steps leading up to a vertically boarded door in the gable end.

To the rear of he house is the summer house/shoot lodge
which can seat 16 comfortably for dinner and which is a
wonderful space for gatherings and parties away from the main house.

Main House

Reception Hall – Drawing Room – Dining Room – Sitting Room – Kitchen/breakfast room/family room – Snug – Study – Cellar – Utility room – Boot Room – Master bedroom suite with dressing room – 4 further bedrooms – 2 family bathrooms.

Outside

Swimming pool – Tennis Court – Parkland – Woodland – Stabling – Pheasant pen – Garaging – Extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings.

Summer house/Shoot Lodge

The Gardener’s Cottage: (cottage 1)

Kitchen/dining room – sitting room – 2 bedrooms – family bathroom – walled garden.

The Groom’s Cottage: (cottage 2)

Kitchen/reception room – shower room – bedroom.

The Stables: (cottage 3)

Kitchen/reception room – 2 double bedroom suites.

About 180 acres

Equestrian facilities & outbuildings

Double gabled agricultural barn originally constructed by Wheeler Ltd of Sudbury. Internal measurements 127’ x 65’ (39m x 20m) formally livestock/cattle shed.

Adjoining Workshops: former milking parlour currently a good machinery store with vehicular access. Access through to second workshop.

Attached Period Barn Two pairs of machinery/vehicular access doors. High roof structure displaying some fine original oak timbers, access through to:

Former Grain Store with five bays and total measurement of 68’8 x 18.6’ (20.94m x 5.65m) with adjoining wash room and garage.

Modern Equestrian Barn total measurement 89.10’ x 58’5 (27.38m x 17.85m). Constructed by W.H. Smith & Company of Whitchurch with 28’ roof height and main roller doors (26’ high x 20’ wide)(7.92m x 6.1m). Part of this modern barn has been professionally converted to consist six Loddon boxes of 14’ x 13’10 (4.27m x 4.22m), one of which is utilised as a wash bay.

Store room/walk in fridge 29’ x 10’8 (8.9m x 3.25m) divided into two secure areas.

Four Bay Cart Lodge of traditional timber construction under pan tiled roof.

Adjacent to the outbuildings are the three cottages.

Garden and grounds:

The 180 acres of grounds at Ulting Hall have been transformed over the past 12 years into an award winning conservation area. 4500 trees have been planted for hedging, over 1km of beetle banks have been created to provide for ground nesting birds and an area next to the river has been flooded though a sluice system to create a marsh for waders and splashes for duck. The fields are a patchwork of cover crops, nectar mixes and wild flowers. The estate is alive with wildlife including partridge, pheasant, brown hare, teal, snipe, deer and a host of song birds. A track has been created around the boundary of the estate offering about 4km of walking or riding around the grounds. The estate holds it’s own family shoot which is run 5 days each year with an average bag of 50 birds per day.

Location

Ulting Hall stands in an enviable position enjoying uninterrupted panoramic views over the unspoilt open countryside of the Chelmer Valley, which is designated a Special Landscape Area. Standing almost centrally within its grounds, Ulting Hall enjoys a tranquil rural setting and yet lies only 3 miles from a main line station that offers a fast service to London’s Liverpool Street in approximately 41 minutes and the A12 dual carriageway which gives access to the east coast ports, central London (50 miles) and the M25 (junction 28) linking to most of the major motorway network.

Hatfield Peverel offers a selection of day to day shopping with more comprehensive facilities being available in the market town of Maldon (3 miles) and the County Town of Chelmsford (7 miles).

There are excellent schools within the area, both in the public and private sectors. Preparatory schools include Elm Green, Widford Lodge, St. Cedds with New Hall and Felsted public schools nearby. The county is renowned for its successful grammar schools including the Chelmsford County High School and King Edward VI Grammar School.

Hatfield Peverel / A12 (3 miles) with main line railway to London’s Liverpool Street Station (41 minutes), Maldon (3miles), Chelmsford (7 miles). All distances approximate.

Square Footage: 4,827 sq ft


Acreage: 180 Acres

Directions

From London take the A12 north and exit at the Hatfield Peverel junction. At the T-junction turn left onto The Street and continue for approximately half a mile, turning right opposite the Duke of Wellington public house, onto the B1019 sign posted Maldon. Continue on this road for about half a mile, turning right at a small ‘village green’ signposted Ulting. Stay on the Ulting road for approximately one mile, taking the second turning to the left into Ashfield Farm Road. Continue on this road to a small grass triangle and bear right into Ulting Hall Road, where the main gates to Ulting Hall will soon be seen immediately in front of you.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 April 2019

Nearest stations

  • Hatfield Peverel (2.4 mi)
  • Witham (3.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Hatfield Peverel (2.4 mi)
  • Witham (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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33 Margaret Street London W1G 0JD

020 8012 3130 Local call rate

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